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Certificate of Attainment in Academic English

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English prepares you for entry into degree programmes at the University of Waikato. It teaches skills that are needed for successful university study.

The Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) has five levels, from Intermediate to Advanced, and you will enter into the programme at a level dependent on your current English level.

Classes focus on the skills needed for successful study in higher education in New Zealand such as academic writing, listening, note-taking, reading and oral presentation skills.  Higher levels can provide direct entry to university programmes - please see below for further details.


Duration

Each level is taught in a 10 week block (23 hours of tuition per week) with one-week orientation.

Levels 6, 7, & 8 are also taught in an intensive 8 week block, with a half-week orientation.


2019 Dates

BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2019 Block 1Monday 4 February 201910 February to 18 April 2019
2019 IntensiveWednesday 1 May 20196 May to 28 June 2019
2019 Block 2Monday 6 May 201913 May to 19 July 2019
2019 Block 3Monday 5 August 201912 August to 18 October 2019
2019 Block 4Tuesday 29 October 20194 November to 24 January 2020

2020 Dates* subject to final approval

BlockOrientation DatesBlock Dates
2020 Block 1Monday 3 February 202010 February to 24 April 2020
2020 IntensiveWednesday 6 May 202011 May to 3 July 2020
2020 Block 2Monday 11 May 202013 May to 19 July 2020
2020 Block 3Monday 3 August 202010 August to 16 October 2020
2020 Block 4Tuesday 27 October 20202 November to 11 December
5 January to 24 January 2021

How to apply

Students can apply online through the Pathways College online application form


Tuition fees

Fees are $5,100 per block plus up to $700 student services levies per year*
*Fees are subject to change

Apply to enrol

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: See above dates
Fees (International): $5,100 per block (10 weeks)
Faculty:

Degree Planner

Current IELTS ScoreCurrent TOEFL iBT ScoreLevel Started
A recent* IELTS score of 4.0 overall, including 4.0 in the writing band and no less than 3.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 31 overall, with no less than 11 in the writing band.Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 4
A recent* IELTS score of 4.5 overall, including 4.5 in the writing band and no less than 4.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 32-34 overall, with no less than 12 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 5
A recent* IELTS score of 5.0 overall, including 5.0 in the writing band and no less than 4.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 35-45 overall, with no less than 14 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 6
A recent* IELTS score of 5.5 overall, including 5.5 in the writing band and no less than 5.0 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 46-59 overall, with no less than 18 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 7
A recent* IELTS score of 6.0 overall, including 6.0 in the writing band and no less than 5.5 in the other bands.A recent*TOEFL iBT score of 60-78 overall, with no less than 21 in the writing bandCertificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE): Level 8

*The IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL iBT results can be dated no older than 12 months from the students intended start date.

  • Students can apply for a pathway offer that includes up to two blocks of English (20 weeks) before starting their degree.
  • Students who do not have any previous results, or who require longer than two blocks of English (20 weeks) to gain entry to their degree, will need to apply to Pathways College directly for their English offer.
  • Students who have a lower English proficiency level than what is listed above will be enrolled in the appropriate level of the Certificate of Attainment in English Language (CAEL).

Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

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Direct Entry to University

You will need:

  • successful completion of CAAE Level 6 to meet the English requirements for the Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS).
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 7 to meet the English requirements for most undergraduate degrees (some qualifications have additional requirements).
  • successful completion of CAAE Level 8 to meet the English requirements for most postgraduate qualifications (some qualifications have additional requirements).

Contacts

Waikato Pathways College- Te Huanui

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO or + 64 7 858 5600
Email: pathwayscollege@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.waikato.ac.nz/pathways/

A member of English New Zealand